1 Corinthians 8:9

“But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 8:9

But take heed lest by any meanes, this libertie of yours become a stumbling blocke to them that are weake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But take care that this power of yours does not give cause for trouble to the feeble.
- Basic English Bible

But see lest anywise this your right [to eat] itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.
- Darby Bible

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours should become a stumbling-block to them that are weak.
- Webster's Bible

But take care lest this liberty of yours should prove a hindrance to the progress of weak believers.
- Weymouth Bible

But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
- World English Bible

But se ye, lest perauenture this your leeue be maad hurtyng to sijke men.
- Wycliffe Bible

but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 8:9

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:9


8:7 Some eat, with consciousness of the idol - That is, fancying it is something, and that it makes the meat unlawful to be eaten. And their conscience, being weak - Not rightly informed. Is defiled - contracts guilt by doing it.

8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God - Neither by eating, nor by refraining from it. Eating and not eating are in themselves things merely indifferent.

8:10 For if any one see thee who hast knowledge - Whom he believes to have more knowledge than himself, and who really hast this knowledge, that an idol is nothing - sitting down to an entertainment in an idol temple. The heathens frequently made entertainments in their temples, on what hath been sacrificed to their idols. Will not the conscience of him that is weak - Scrupulous. Be encouraged - By thy example. To eat - Though with a doubting conscience.

8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? - And for whom thou wilt not lose a meal's meat, so far from dying for him! We see, Christ died even for them that perish.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:9


1Co 8:9 Take heed lest . . . this liberty of yours, etc. The meat itself made one neither better nor worse (1Co 8:8), but if those who "had knowledge" (1Co 8:10) ate it, it might prove a stumbling-block, the occasion of the fall of those who were not so well informed and were weaker.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8:9



 

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